Ready to move onto greater challenges now that you’ve mastered banana bread and a killer Victoria sponge?Great British Bake Off masterpieces may seem to be in another league altogether, but they’re far from impossible to create in your own kitchen.They just require concentration, a steady hand and a (big) dollop of patience.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Scientists have invented a fourth type of chocolate (and it’s pink)Why you should really be drinking four cups of coffee a dayA prosecco advent calendar has landed and we’re already excited for Christmas
On those cold rainy days, bake yourself something sweet to warm right back up. As one of my favourite cold weather desserts, this recipe is a little twist on the classic Sunday lunch staple but makes for a much tastier dish and will impress family and friends alike.
Who doesn’t love Pancake Day – the one day of the year where it’s perfectly acceptable to gorge yourself on pudding pretty much all day.Once upon a time good ol’ lemon and sugar might have been the go-to topping for your Shrove Tuesday treat. But like most other things in the world of food, the ante has been upped and you won’t be surprised to find all sorts of weird and wonderful additions to your plate of pancakes.Whether you’re making them at home or off out in search of something a bit different, here are 13 ways with pancakes to liven up Shrove Tuesday.6 simple tips to help you make the perfect pancakeThe bizarre coffee hack that’s sent the internet into meltdown
It’s that time of year again, when love is in the air and – if you want it to be – in the kitchen.If you’re a food fan, you’re bound to be looking for a way of wooing your Valentine with a special meal or dish. After all, food is often the way to someone’s heart.Here are a few ideas to get kick-start the romance this Valentine’s Day:-Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?13 February foods to inspire you
In case you hadn’t noticed, this week people across the world are marking Burns Night – the annual celebration of the life and work of Scottish poet Robert Burn.The tradition started after the poet’s death in 1796 and now falls on January 25 this year. But don’t worry, if you missed it you can still recreate your Burns Night feast with a few choice dishes. Just don’t forget to add a touch of tradition by piping your haggis in then ‘addressing’ it with either The Selkirk Grace or Burns’ Address to a Haggis before cutting into it.If you’re wondering what you could serve up for a Burns Night meal, here are a few ideas.Healthy lunch ideas perfect for lunch this month16 surprising foods that will help you lose weight
Just when we thought hot chocolate – topped with whipped cream, marshmallows, the works – couldn’t get any better, someone’s gone and made it multicoloured.
While many of us can’t wait for the one time of year you’re not just allowed – but actively encouraged – to set your dessert on fire, there are some people who just don’t like Christmas Pudding.So what can you offer for those people who don’t fancy Christmas pud? Here are a few ideas for special sweets you can serve as an alternative dessert.
It’s Stir-up Sunday which means one thing – Christmas Puddings.If you don’t know what it is, Stir Up Sunday is the last Sunday before advent and the time that families would traditionally get together to stir the Christmas pudding five weeks before Christmas Day.It takes its name from the prayer that begins: “Stir-up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people” and the words were said to have been a reminder to remind churchgoers to start stirring up their plum pudding ready for Christmas.So what makes the perfect Christmas pudding? We’ve lined up some of the recipes from Britain’s experts for you to peruse. Just don’t forget to drop your Silver Sixpence into the mix!1.Mary BerryThe Bake Off queen’s Christmas pud recipe is packed with fruit for a traditional ‘figgy pudding’ effect. Soak sultanas, raisins, apricots and apple in orange juice and brandy. Mix with creamed butter, sugar and orange rind, as well as flour, eggs and mixed spice. Don’t forget to flame it and serve with Mary’s brandy butter. [Picture: Getty] 2. Nigel SlaterThe ‘cook who writes’ says his pudding is lighter and a little less sweet than most. It’s packed with dark, rich fruit but also adds dried figs and apricots. He also steers clear of brandy butter, preferring the ‘silky contrast’ of organic double cream. [Picture: Flickr/James Peek] 3. Delia SmithFond favourite Delia reckons her Christmas pud recipe has been made and loved by a “cast of thousands” over 40 years. She adds barley wine to the mix and suggests you start the day before you want to steam the pudding, mixing suet, breadcrumbs, spices and sugar with dried fruit, peel, nuts, apple and grated orange and lemon zests. Add rum, barley wine, stout and eggs then mix with all the family. [Picture: deliaonline] 4. Jamie OliverThe Naked Chef offer’s up his nan’s Christmas pudding recipe, which uses Vin Santo – an Italian dessert wine – and is apparently “super fruity” and “super easy’. In true Jamie style, bung in all the ingredients – mixed fruit, suet, orange, sugar, flour, breadcrumbs, zest and nuts and an egg – then mix together and steam. He recommends drizzling some golden syrup over the top before you serve. [Picture: JamieOliver.com]5. Nigella Lawson The goddess of the kitchen describes her recipe as the “ultimate” Christmas pudding. She soaks her fruit in Pedro Ximenez sherry before mixing all the ingredients together and adding “cola-cleaned coins or heirloom charms”. Nigella flames her “mystifyingly, meltingly light” pudding with vodka, not brandy, and serves up with eggnog cream. [Picture: Instagram/stmodewenhomes] Christmas is coming! It's 'Stir-up Sunday' this weekend, so put your kitchen to the test with @NigellaLawson's Ultimate Christmas Pudding recipe. Grab your apron and don't forget to make a wish! #StModwenHomes #StirupSunday #Christmas #Nigella #christmaspudding #christmasprep #recipe #recipeoftheday #festive #familytime #bakingA photo posted by St. Modwen Homes (@stmodwenhomes) on Nov 16, 2016 at 5:12am PST
It’s here! We’re finally gearing up towards summer cooking and I couldn’t be more excited. The best part of summer, aside from BBQ is of course, the sweets! After hanging out in the sun all day, what better way to cool down than with a sweet treat. From creamy popsicles to refreshing slushies, I’ve rounded up five of my favourites for you!
Here are eight delightful new desserts that are friendly to both your tastebuds and your waistline. All this recipe calls for is Greek yogurt and your favourite toppings. If a traditional cheesecake recipe scares you, then this no-bake Greek yogurt cheesecake is just what you need.
We all love dessert. No discussion. There’s noting more satisfying than indulging your taste buds with your favourite treat. If you’re an avid dessert lover and searching for new and exciting recipes, give Filipino desserts a try. As colourful and rather unconventional looking compared to Western desserts they may be, they are super easy to make. Key ingredients used for various sweet dishes include sticky rice, coconut and ube (purple yams). The great thing about Filipino desserts is that they are typically light. You won’t feel heavy like when you eat a generous piece of rich chocolate cake. ...
Spring has officially sprung (finally!) and that means rhubarb season. With it’s vibrant fuchsia stalks and bright green leaves, it’s hard to believe that rhubarb is just a weed. Here are five sweet rhubarb recipes to inspire you to celebrate the season!
Who says you have to wait for the carnival to come to town to eat caramel apples? With Eat The Love’s easy to follow recipe, you can enjoy these treats any time of the year! The best part about this recipe is it only takes four ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
What’s the top question I get from my followers about my food blog? “How do you stay so slim when you make so many yummy desserts”? Meringues are one of the best low calorie indulgences to make for dessert.
At the tail-end of winter, I always start to crave fresh, citrusy desserts. This Mango, Lime and Passion Fruit Pudding has a real zing to it and makes you feel summer’s not too far away. It was originally inspired by a Mary Berry recipe, but I’ve altered the quantities and ingredients to suit my own personal tastes.